HIGH-RISK COMMUNICATION, PART 2

Episode 73: How to Communicate When the World Depends on You

Where were you on 9/11? Colonel Mark Bontrager was in the Pentagon.

The following day, his job was to help coordinate the different U.S. armed services as they began planning the global war on terror. Today’s Communication Guys interview is Part 2 of “High-Risk Communication,” where Mark explains how to communicate effectively when the pressure is on.

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HIGH-RISK COMMUNICATION, PART 1

Episode 72: How to Communicate When You Can’t Afford to Fail

How would you communicate if the safety of your entire nation depended on it?

It’s not a theoretical question. Meet Mark Bontrager, whose job as a young Air Force lieutenant was to monitor every missile launched anywhere on Earth. Today’s Communication Guys interview is “High-Risk Communication,” where the Guys explore how to communicate when everything depends on it.

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7 Word Choice Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Episode 67: How to Sound Smarter in Just 30 Minutes

Words matter. If you don’t believe it, just use the wrong word at the wrong time, or with the wrong group of people.

The wrong word can lead to confusion or misunderstanding. The wrong word can get you fired, or publicly humiliated—or even start a war. Yet all of us are prone to common word choice errors that we can easily correct.

Today’s Communication Guys podcast is “7 Word Choice Mistakes and How to Avoid Them,” where the Guys describe some of the most common word choice errors and how to correct them. Can you really sound smarter in just 30 minutes? Apply these principles and find out.

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